Julie Van Leuven
Prior to starting her ShelfGenie business in 2009, Julie was a dedicated career professional, working as a consultant, project and product manager in the telecommunication and healthcare industries. During her tenure Julie always enjoyed identifying problems and implementing solutions for them. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in applied linguistics and an MBA.
After completing a six-month, thorough research of entrepreneurial opportunities, Julie ultimately decided on a franchise opportunity with ShelfGenie. It seemed a natural fit for her problem-solving skills and Julie has happily transitioned her strengths into resolving homeowners’ struggles by improving the efficient use of their storage space. She has met more than 1000 homeowners since starting her business in 2009 and has enjoyed transforming their storage utilization with ShelfGenie custom and creative Glide-Out solutions. Customers’ smiles and “thank you” notes have been fueling her to continue delivering the highest quality customer service and solutions.
Julie currently lives in metro Atlanta with her husband who is her mental supporter in the business and their daughter who teaches Julie the meaning of unconditional love on a daily basis. Julie loves to travel because she enjoys learning more about life from other cultures. She even lost her big toe nail after a two month-long backpacking trip through Europe in her twenties.